self-inflicted. >>> and mini moon. the guinness book of world records reveals the world's smallest cow. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with finally nearing the end. after five long months, crews in the gulf of mexico have taken a major step toward permanently plugging up the blown out well behind the worst offshore oil spill in the u.s. history. for more on that, we go to kristin dahlgren, live in for us in louisiana with more. kristin, good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. day 150 and word that that relief well that they started drilling shortly after this all started has finally intersected with the 2 1/2 miles below the floor of the gulf. admiral thad allen said that the two wells were connected and that the next step was to pump mud and cement down into that well to permanently seal it off. one step in the recovery. oil continues to wash ashore. and take a look at these pictures. so many dead fish. almost looks like a gra
with more than 2,000 pound of gooey mac and cheese. yummy. guinness hasn't weighed in yet. the official all you can eat macaroni for 5 bucks is a sure winner. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist bill karins with your national and regional forecast. bill, add some bread crumbs and cajun spices from louisiana and i'm good. >> so you don't just get it on out of the box. >> oh, no. you have to add your spices to it. >> that's good stuff. >>> let's talk about what's happening in the tropics, first off. tropical storm matthew blew up a little bit. this looks like it would normally go safely inland here. this storm, though, is going to stall out and this is going to be the storm that will do the most destruction and be the most dangerous with mudslides and flooding that we've had so far this season. it's going to sit over central america and belize and mexico over the next five days. this is going to stall out here, but still be close enough to the warm water of the caribbean to maintain itself. this is going to be a dangerous forecast for mexico, be
man met the world's shortest woman in turkey for the latest guinness book of records. she stands at just 2'4" tall while he towers at 8'3". it's going to be tough to take his title, because if you can believe it, doctors say he is still growing. >>> do not try this at home. at an annual ritual in india, a local holy man allows himself to get bitten on the tongue by a poisonous snake. oh. according to tradition, villagers sing and dance for nine days leading up to the main event. it's believed that the daring act spares the rest of the town from fatal snake bites. >>> here's one way to ensure a good tip, be named top champ at the annual waiters race in belgium. servers compete in a 1.5 mile race carrying trays filled with glasses and a bottle of booze. the one to cross the finish line spilling as little liquid as possible wins. there are similar competitions take place all around the world. bill, were you ever a waiter? >> i was, actually. >> yeah? >> in college i did some of it. >> would you have been able to keep up? >> no. i was never good at refilling the drinks. it was horrible.
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